Blasket Islands


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Blasket Islands,

group of rock islets, Co. Kerry, SW Republic of Ireland; a lighthouse is on one of the islets. Most of the inhabitants of the islands were moved to the mainland in 1953. Great Blasket, largest of the islands, was the stronghold of Piaras Ferriter, the last Irish chieftain to surrender to Oliver CromwellCromwell, Oliver
, 1599–1658, lord protector of England. Parliamentary General

The son of a gentry family, he entered Cambridge in 1616 but probably left the next year.
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Areas of the Atlantic, around the Blasket Islands and West Kerry, are throwing up jaw-dropping views of the 40-tonne creatures on a weekly basis as they feed on locally abundant prey.
The meat is from the nearby Blasket Islands, where the sturdy, lean sheep feed on the pristine, salt-sprayed grass, herbs and heather to give it a unique flavour.
The panoramic sweep of the rocks -- the Aran Islands and Galway Bay in the distance, as well as the Twelve Pins and the Maum Turk mountains in Connemara right up to the Dingle Peninsula and Blasket Islands in Kerry -- provides countless photo ops.
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We know Behan visited the Blasket Islands (in January 1947) but when he first crossed to the Aran Islands is not clear.
One woman did remember me from a previous life when I drove the ferry from Dingle to the Blasket Islands and another from when I was a trainee butcher with Supervalu.
Living on the Great Blasket Islands as a mother of ten, Sayers was a famous oral storyteller who dictated her autobiography to her son and others.
Divers came across the brutal scene on the Blasket islands earlier this week.
DESCRIPTION: Modern, well-equipped cottage on Ireland's Atlantic coast overlooking blasket islands.
In 1923 he first heard about the Blasket Islands off the west coast of Ireland, a remote and extraordinarily hospitable community where Irish was still the language of everyday.
I didn't take long to cast my eyes all round the house", wrote Tomas O'Crohan (1951: 15, 47) of his first day at National School on the Blasket Islands off southwestern Ireland around 1866.
Some scenes from Far And Away starring A-listers Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman were also filmed in the area including Clogher Strand with breath-taking views across to the Blasket Islands.